Will Divock Origi fit in the injured boots of Harry Kane?

The idea of Manchester United being ‘set to scout’ a player is quite hilarious, and further proof that words have lost pretty much all meaning when it comes to transfer-related football news.

The story is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to ‘bolster his attacking ranks’, with Steven Bergwijn of PSV his main target. The Sun’s exclusive doubles down on the first paragraph, saying that the interim manager is ‘set to deploy scouts to keep tabs’ on him.

They suggest that he could cost around £25m. For a 21-year-old with ten goals and eight assists in 24 games this season, as well as three years left on his contract, PSV might have a word to say about that.

Will Dele Alli be pushed up further to replace him? Perhaps Lucas Moura or Erik Lamela could fill in? Or maybe Fernando Llorente will finally be given his chance.

Scratch that last one. Somehow, an actual centre-forward replacing a centre-forward seems the most unlikely solution to Tottenham’s Harry Kane problem.

Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph runs through the possible answers to the question of ‘who will score all of the goals now?’ And while he says Mauricio Pochettino ‘will not be pushed into panic buying’, he goes on to list three potential transfer targets the club may consider with their reported £50m budget.

Spurs were apparently ‘already looking at potential replacements for Fernando Llorente’, and while it does seem unlikely, a new signing is an option. Pochettino quite likes Jay Rodriguez, David Pleat has Daniel Levy’s ear and is a fan of Hull’s Jarrod Bowen, while Divock Origi ‘is the right age and profile’.

Fulham were quoted £15m for Liverpool’s forgotten Belgian earlier this month. That probably hasn’t changed all that much.

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